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Is Nutley Mold Removal a Job for Professionals?

1/24/2021 (Permalink)

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Why SERVPRO Experts Offer Mold Remediation to Nutley Residents

Nutley is an excellent destination for visitors who are Revolutionary War buffs. Still standing in the community are buildings that survived the Revolutionary War. One notable example is the Vreeland Residence.

What Is the Location of the Vreeland Residence?

Interested residents and visitors to the area find the Vreeland Homestead at 226 Chestnut Street. It is near the Nutley Police Department and is bookended by the entrance to Memorial Park.

What Should Visitors to the Vreeland Residence Know Before Visiting?

Usually, we rely on the installations at historical sites that explain the background of the space and any buildings contained within. Interestingly, the plaque that serves that informative purpose on this Nutley site has significantly incorrect details. The plaque was placed in 1935 while the Women's Club of Nutley owned the building. It recited the traditional story told about the home and its Revolutionary War-era occupants. The often-told story went as follows:

  • The home was built for Bastien van Giesen by Jacob Vreeland.
  • Revolutionary authorities confiscated the property from Tory-sympathizing van Giesens. 
  • The van Giesen's crossed the Hudson River to New York, still in Tory hands.
  • Abraham Speer, a local Revolutionary War hero, supposedly bought the property or perhaps seized it himself.

What Is Accurate Information About Nutley's Vreeland Residence?

The house was constructed in the 1700s. The material used was brownstone, quarried in the area. Because it resembled Vreeland's Bend View, an estate on the Passaic River banks, the assumption was Jacob Vreeland built it. Bend View dates to 1702, but the building at 226 Chestnut Street perhaps does not:

  • No records exist of the building on the Chestnut site during Bastien van Giesen's lifetime (the alleged first owner).
  • Evidence exists that the residence was constructed for Bastien's oldest son, Hendrick, after inheriting the property in 1751.
  • Abraham van Giesen Jr., residing at Stone House in today's Brookdale section of Bloomfield, was, in fact, the Tory sympathizer.
  • It was probably Stone House, not the Vreeland Residence, that was confiscated.
  • Captain Speer bought the house through a legal sale from Abraham van Giesen, a younger son of Bastien 1783.
  • Two men named Abraham van Giesen were living in the area, thus the confusion.
  • Speer sold the house to his brother-in-law John M. Vreeland, and the Vreeland family lived in the home until the early 1900s.
  • The Women's Club of Nutley rented the house in 1912 before buying it in 1923. 
  • In 2012, the Nutley Historical Society took on the home.

Can Mold Removal Save My Nutley Home?

Fungal growth is an issue in both historic and newer residences in Nutley. Mold removal by SERVPRO is an excellent option for property owners.

Why Does SERVPRO Call Their Service Mold Remediation?

Experts agree that technicians cannot eliminate all traces of mold and mold spores. Instead, we use the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) protocols to remediate mold infestations found in any residences:

  • Containment of the damage, often using physical barriers and negative pressure air scrubbing equipment and personal protective equipment (PPE)
  • Mechanical removal of mold colonies, including soda or dry ice blasting for permeable materials
  • Surface disinfection with EPA-registered products
  • Cleanup, bagging, and lawful disposal of moldy materials as hazardous waste

Training and experience in current mold removal strategies are why SERVPRO of Nutley / Bloomfield is a reliable solution. Call (973) 662-0062 for an evaluation now.

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